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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
30-Jun-22 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2022
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2022
From Pub to Pulpit; Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary Concert Tour. From Pub to Pulpit is a celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary, and includes music from Broomdasher, Coracle and the Cathedral’s own choristers. An acapella folk group, a classically trained instrumental trio, twenty cathedral organists and choirs, community choirs and concert audiences will turn folk songs into hymns in a flagship nationwide tour.

It ends at the July 2023 Gloucester Cathedral Three Choirs Festival. Other venues this year include Chester, Derby, Newcastle, Exeter, Lincoln, Wells, Carlisle, Broadstairs and Ledbury, with 10 more in 2023. Fri 30 September Derby Cathedral and Derby Folk Festival Location: Derby Cathedral Tickets: £12 - £5

Every performance will be different, as the host organist will add their own influence and there will also be pre-show workshops for the local communities to practice singing. The musical arrangements, scores and tour brochure are also being posted free online, so that anyone, anywhere, can adapt them. For more information, visit or

From Pub to Pulpit is an imaginative and rousing concert tour that brings to life the musical journey of folk sings Vaughan Williams collected before “borrowing” the tunes for hymn arrangements in The English Hymnal he edited in 1906. This event is also the only project that crosses the boundaries of Vaughan Williams's work, bringing several genres together in a popular and accessible way, so is definitely not one to be missed!